Election candidate biographies

president

Kevin Brown, RN

Kevin P Browne, RN has been a nurse for 28 years. He is a member of the Executive Nursing Leadership Team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City, As the Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Kevin is responsible for the integration of practice, quality  and education for 2700 Registered Nurses plus support staff and 375 + Nurse Practitioners.  Previous to this position Kevin was the Director, Critical Care and Pediatric Nursing Services at MSKCC.

He achieved a BS with a major in Nursing from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center School of Nursing in 1987, and an MS with a major in Nursing from Columbia University School of Nursing.  He is currently a doctoral candidate at St Peter’s University. He is certified by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. He is president of Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Upsilon Alumni Chapter. He resides in Brooklyn.

President-Elect

Ian Saludares, BSN, MPA, RN, CCRN

I'm Ian N. Saludares, BSN, MPA, RN, CCRN running for the 2016 president-elect position for the NYC Chapter of the AmericanAssembly for Men in Nursing. I have more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and currently a nurse manager at Lenox Hill Hospital covering the cardiac ICU and cardiac telemetry.I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Santo Tomas - Manila, Philippines and my Masters in Public Administration: Concentration for Nurse Leaders from Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service - New York University.I have several years of experience serving on the board and as a committee chair for various nursing professional organizations like the NYC Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the Philippine Nurses Association of New York, Inc. I'm also an active member of the New York Organization of Nurse Executives & Leaders and of the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

Currently I'm the treasurer for the New York City Chapter of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing and for two consecutive year has also served as a mentor for the mentorship program of the chapter. I have presented nationally and internationally on varied topics like Eliminating CLABSI in the Cardiac ICU and Navigating HCAHPS: Creating a Culture of Always.

In 2014 I was awarded the very first Distinction in Leadership for demonstrating inspirational and transformational leadership by Lenox Hill Hospital - North Shore LIJ. Chosen to be a part of the Nurse Innovative Leadership Program I have successfully coordinated a multidisciplinary team that has reduced 30 days readmission of congestive heart failure patients in my cardiac telemetry unit from 23% to 13.8 %. Most recently as a brand ambassador for the health system I have participated in the internal launch and campaign for the transition of North Shore LIJ to our new name Northwell Health.

As an "EntrepreNurse" I have built a huge network of social marketers and customers with a mission of spreading the "Live Clean" philosophy by promoting the use of innovative products across essential lifestyle categories - personal care, health & wellness, and household care.

To be able to continue to thrive as the biggest chapter of AAMN I plan to continue to collaborate with other nursing and community organizations to provide and support programs that improves population health as a whole.

If elected as president-elect, I will give my all out support to the projects and initiatives of the chapter being led by our new president Kevin Browne. I believe that our members both professional and student nurses are the life and blood of the organization. I plan to continue to engage and provide value to all our members through educational offerings, social events and community outreach projects. I strongly believe that as a profession, nurses play a key role in shaping the future of healthcare. It is my hope that if I get elected as the new president-elect that I will be able to continue to inspire the men and women in the profession to be able to contribute more and leave a legacy to the future generation of nurses.

John Campbell, RN, BSN

John P Campbell, is currently Director of Nursing at Rejuvenan Global Health, Inc, a startup in the growing field of digital health.  Rejuvenan is placing ownership of personalized health care in the hands of every individual before, during, and after any experience as a patient in the current hospital-based system. 

Life optimization strategies, based on latest research and delivered via intelligent technology, are the new first line therapies for many of the largest health problems in the world.  Beyond their preventive role, they are also the fundamental building blocks for a happy, healthy, fulfilling life for everyone.  As such, they unite the health and wellness spectrums when delivered with the same level of precision as modern medicine.

Prior to working at Rejuvenan, John worked primarily with open-heart surgery patients for 1.5 years in the Cardiothoracic ICU at NYP/Weill-Cornell, ranked #3 in the nation for Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery.  John also spent 6 months at NYP/Weill Cornell’s Emergency Department, a Level I Trauma Center.  He began his career as a nurse at Memorial Sloan-Kettering for 2.5 years in the Urgent Care Center, one of only two units in the United States dedicated exclusively to emergency oncology.

John graduated with honors from New York University’s Accelerated BSN program in 2010.  At NYU, he was both a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar and a Rudin Scholar.  With special help from our very own Fidel Lim, NYU faculty and NYC Men in Nursing leader, John co-founded the student organization Men Entering Nursing at NYU, which happily lives on to this day. Prior to moving to New York, John graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BS in Environmental Design / Architecture.  He also spent several summers as a river guide in the Pacific Northwest, where he was introduced to the world of health care as a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (W-EMT).

In his free time, John enjoys CrossFit, yoga, diagramming the user experience for health care apps, and napping.  Given the opportunity, John envisions allowing NYC Men in Nursing a clear perspective on the future of health care, a future in which the nursing profession - at both the undergraduate and advanced practice levels - stands to greatly benefit.

Treasurer

Rudolf Ramos, RN, BSN

Rudolf Ramos RN, BSN is a new graduate nurse from the Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing's class of 2015. Rudolf was Vice President of his school's chapter of the National Student Nurse's Association. He was awarded the Ann Dillon Award for Caring upon graduating and is also an active member in the Alpha Phi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. His goal as part of Men in Nursing is the fostering of camaraderie and respect within the profession.

Secretary

Matthew Poon

My name is Matthew Poon and I just graduated from Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing this past June with my ASN. I am currently enrolled in CUNY School of Professional Studies pursuing my RN to BSN. I have been blessed with the opportunity to begin my nursing career at Mount Sinai Beth Israel on a Medical-Surgical unit. It is a really busy unit with 33 beds and it has been an amazing learning experience thus far. I am very interested in exploring leadership positions and hope to serve in our Men in Nursing Chapter. 

Bylaws committee chairperson

Daniel Warunek, B.S.N., R.N. 

Graduated Molloy College in Dec 2015
Capstone: Mt. Sinai Roosevelt - Neuro ICU
Nursing aspirations: Clinical teaching,pediatrics, ultimately would love to do flight nursing years down the line.

Interests: Medical/ Nursing history, politics, debates, ethics.

interested in exploring leadership positions and hope to serve in our Men in Nursing Chapter.

Social Committee chairperson

Brian Marquez

My name is Brian Marquez and I am an accelerated nursing student from NYU. I am currently running for the position of Social Committee Chair for the 2016-2018 year.

As your Social Committee Chair, my goal is to help foster and strengthen a greater sense of collaboration and professionalism within Men in Nursing. As nurses, it is essential that we not only excel professionally but socially as well. Taking on this position, I hope to establish more opportunities for members to network, socialize, and collaborate with others. Whether this be through the establishment of more networking events to social meetings, my mission is to help engage members to take their interprofessional skills to a higher level and ultimately promote their engagement in the nursing field as a whole.

 Involving myself in many student-led organizations, I am no stranger in knowing how important engaging your student body, faculty, and professional nursing staff is to your career development. Additionally, with my experiences within these organizations, I believe I have the capability to take on an executive level position within Men in Nursing

With your vote, we can further carry the mission and values of Men in Nursing in creating a greater sense of community and provide an environment that will foster professional development and learning for all.So please elect me, Brian Marquez, for Social Committee Chair!  Thank you.

Service Committee chairperson

Andrew Hsia

I am a Acute Care Nurse Practitioner graduate student (MSN/DNP)  at Columbia University. Graduated in May 2015 with a BSN from Columbia. I am a former research scientist for 9 years, researching skin cancer and skin diseases at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

As far as community service, I have been a member of Key Club, Habitat for Humanity, Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout), as well as being the philanthropy chairman for my fraternity Phi Kappa Theta in college. In addition, I am a alumni of Alpha Phi Omega, the national co-ed community service fraternity.